JS , by your statement that the truckers wife mentally scarred him, IS IT THAT YOU KNEW HER ? And the problem was not the prostitution, it was robbery, plain and simple. Police patrolling those areas instead of a motel in upscale areas of Boardman may have helped prevent that crime.
June 24, 2014 at 12:51 p.m.
Drugs deals run rampant, Boardman residents shy away from the city of Youngstown borders after dark, traffic backs up for miles everyday because of all of the construction on the major roads through Boardman, but no police are available to help clear congestion. HOTROD super nationals move to SALEM because Boardman police have better things to do with the $40,000 they spend (vindy article) than babysit the public, now we see why. They lure females into a hotel setting to make misdemeanor arrests in a safe zone of BOARDMAN to help alleviate the so called " VICTIMLESS CRIME". The national sting was focused on under-aged girls, but BOARDMAN area enforcement saw a chance to make headlines that they do something.Great job guys!
June 24, 2014 at 8:43 a.m.
which way do you want it? At 15, the juvenile is tried as an adult, because the decision maker government says he did an adult crime, and the female that sent nude photos of herself at 17 is too young to make adult decisions, and the same government is going to make an example.No wonder anything government is involved with never works,, " there is NO rhyme or reasoning in anything they come up with, it is just an opinion made by a few people and very little incorporation of laws they pass.
April 24, 2014 at 9:02 a.m.
Renewal is not correct, this is to be a continuous tax, which means the taxpayer forfeit another control to hold the officials accountable. Ditzler stated correctly: THIS TAX is desperately needed to keep county government running WITHOUT IT, We might as well shut it down because we won’t be able to operate -
perfect statement and solution!
April 13, 2014 at 9:22 a.m.
IF WE ONLY KNEW! " Tipping fees go straight to the state! " from his company. Of course he collects that from the garbage haulers, but unless they find extra money in their stops, the customer pays this. ANOTHER hidden tax on the people, that most have no idea that the state is collecting. The taxpayer pays to the state on all income ( income tax), then the state collects again on every dime you spend ( sales ) and then the hidden tax ( that which you spend on services which you pay tax on tax again.States tax on gross income, feds tax on gross income, you pay tax on the money they each collect, and the vicious cycle continues,, but they are all out of money and want more, and the state always goes after the bottom guy to squeeze more out of them, but when the corruption occurs in the government level, they let them go, with a well done and here is extra to help you get over this, then they usually just get rehired somewhere else in the system.
March 14, 2014 at 9:03 a.m.
Seems it is easy to give away tax payer money when it is not yours. As the article states, he was already given 6 months pay while on administrative leave, now he gets another 6 months pay and health benefits. it took 3 months for the ethics probe results and then took 3 more months to act on it, to finally award Duck a ridiculous severance package. This government system is full of waste at all levels and the disclosure of expenses once again is none of the business of those that pay. It is time to stop this corruption at all levels, the only thing government understands , is when there is NO money to pass around to each other,,, STOP giving tax renewals and tax increases until things get under control!
March 11, 2014 at 9:37 a.m.
Unless dollar bills are coming up with the gas and oil from these wells, just who do you think is paying these higher taxes? Wake up people< this is just another tax burden on the average citizen. Oil and gas producers just pass the increase on with their product and ultimate responsibility for the increase goes straight out of our pockets in higher prices. Government knows that, but they hide it in the form of taxes on a business that people feel deserve to pay more because they make so much, then starts Government wasteful spending that will require this increase when the oil and gas industry slows in production.As state rep O'Brien puts it " WE'RE NOT GETTING OUR FAIR SHARE!" What about the taxpayers, increasing our tax burden with higher oil prices,, does that sound fair?
February 17, 2014 at 9:55 a.m.
Allegiant airlines is a discount price airlines and have limited resources to operate, so when problems arise,the remedy for the situation is also limited. In the PUNTA GORDA situation, the airport does not have an ILS (instrument) approach system that allows aircraft to arrive and depart during weather conditions other than normal weather, which is not the airlines responsibility. Money cutbacks (sequestration) by Government officials allows NO money for updating small airports and until reconsidering, actually shut down PUNTA GORDA control tower for a few months in 2013. IN summary, the actual problem stems from this OBAMA administration giving federal monies to overseas entities by the billions,, but does not invest in our own countries infrastructure.
February 2, 2014 at 9:40 a.m.
As always, government answers always include TAX increases.NEW : Federal tax (OBAMACARE), State tax (RAISE in sales tax percentage), schools never have enough, now the COUNTY cannot stay within its budget and needs more. Wake up taxpayers ( the county sales tax issue is based on sales prices) .The amount collected is automatically raised as the price on each and every item is increased. Court costs are automatically added to each and every citation and far exceeds the price of the actual fine. Now the Mahoning county sheriffs have officers that spend time to catch the victimless crime of prostitution,,. As today's example states,, the Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force, Austintown Police Department, the Youngstown FBI and the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office., all this time and money spent to catch 6 woman on misdemeanor charges. TOO much government,, TIME TO CUT BACK< NOT ALLOW AN INCREASE IN spending< vote NO to all county government requests until they get spending under control and cut wastes!
January 14, 2014 at 2:12 a.m.
unless these oil and gas wells produce dollar bills coming out of the ground, just where do you think the money is coming from to pay the government their no problem tax increases to benefit government coffers? IT IS ALL JUST another tax increase on the consumer that gets transferred on,, do they think it will cost the oil companies money,,, they just up the price of their product,,, wake up people!! the tax increase is our pockets that are getting raped by a government that is out of control spending!!
January 9, 2014 at 9:02 a.m.